HN302 Honors Scholarship

for FA 2006

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HN 302 Honors Scholarship


FA 2006 HOF


Boehr, Kay Miller


Assustant Professor of Interior Design


Master of Architecture
Registered Architect (Missouri)
Memberships:  IIDA and IDEC

Office Location


Office Hours

Monday:  1:30 - 4:30; Tuesday and Thursday:  11:30 - 1:00

Daytime Phone



Semester Dates

August 21 - December 15, 2006

Class Days


Class Time



HN 300 and continuation in program

Credit Hours



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Course Description:
This course must be taken a minimum of two (2) semesters and can be taken for an additional semester. The continued participation in the Program requires approval of the advisor(s) and the Honors Committee. The advisor(s) will directly oversee and guide the student and the student must continue to progress in their plan of study. PREREQUISITE: HN 300. 2:0:2

Educational Philosophy:

Design:  Design is both creative and meticulous.  It is a process that involves generating ideas, then editing and refining those ideas before producing the final result.  The step in the design process are universal and can be applied to any design problem, whether it is a written document, the design of a space or the design of a product.

Teaching:  As a teacher I articulate what I have learned as a professional, sharing my accumulated knowledge and skills with the students.  This information is the basis for a variety of activities that reinforce core learning objectives.  Students observe, evaluate, collaborate and create as they approach each assignment as a design problem. Students communicate design concepts visually and orally using drawing, drafting, board building and modeling techniques.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. Review the process used to analyze restaurants during the first semester of HN302.
  2. Revise process as needed and analyze two additional ethnic restaurants.
  3. Prepare a presentation similar to first semester presentation.  Include a report summarizing research.
  4. Incorporate research into program document required for AR498 Senior Seminar I
Class Assessment:

Assessment will include:

  • Attendance at regular meetings with honors advisor or professor
  • Written progress reports at interval agreed upon by the advisor and student
  • Attendance at Honors meetings as called for by the Honors Committee
  • Presentation of research progress


Attendance at weekly meetings with the professor:    30%

Completion of agreed-upon components of the research project:    30%

Attendance at honors meeting as called for by the honors committee:   10%

Presentation of Research Progress:   30%

Total:  100%

Grading:    A:  90 and above; B: 80 to 89; C: 70 to 79; D:  60 to 69; F: below 60



Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late work will not be accepted without a written excuse attached.  Late work must be turned in (with excuse attached) by the beginning of the next scheduled meeting with the instructor or five points will be subtracted for the grade for the assignment, with an additional five points subtracted for each meeting time that the work is late. 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students in Honors Seminar are expected to work independently six to eight hours a week in addition to weekly meetings with the instructor.  A professional approach to weekly meetings is expected.  Student shall be on time,  prepared with evidence of progress and ready to discuss the status of the research.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

  1. The student and honors advisor(s) should meet regularly throughout the course of the project to discuss concerns, progress, and expectations. It is important to maintain an open line of communication.
  2. The student should expect to spend an average of 6-8 hours per week working on their project; thus over the course of a 16-week semester, the student will devote approximately 96 –128 hours per semester to their honors project. (Just an estimate of the time.) The nature of research means that there will be some weeks where little time is spent on the project and other times when the student will be spending all their spare time working on research.
  3. Plan the path of exploration and writing for this and subsequent semesters.
  4. Plan the final project and the presentations to be made by the end

Week 1:
August 25

review previous semester's work. Plan approach for this fall's work

Week 2:

Select two restaurants for review.

Week 3:
September 8

Progress review

Week 4:
September 15

Progress review

Week 5:
September 22

Complete analysis of restaurant # one.

Week 6:
September 29

Progress review

Week 7:
October 6

Progress review

Week 8:
October 13

Complete analysis of restaurant #two.

Week 9:
October 20

Fall Break

Week 10:
October 27

Plan presentation to committee.  

Week 11:
November 3

Report outline due.

Week 12:
November 10

Veteran's Day:
No meeting

Week 13:
November 17

Presentation to
Honors Committee at scheduled time.

Week 14:
November 24

No meeting

Week 15:
December 1

Turn in written report. Incorporate information into Program for AR498 Senior Seminar I.

Week 16:
December 8

Set goals for HN400.

Finals Week

No meeting

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89

Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "W".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
Attendance at weekly meetings with honors advisor is required. In case of illness or emergency, the instuctor must be notified prior to the meeting by leaving an e-mail message. The student will be allowed three absences, which will be recorded as "excused."  The final semester grade will be lowered a full grade for each additional absence from class.

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: .

Additional Information:

HN302 Expectations


  1. During HN302 Honors Scholarship, the student is actively working under the supervision of their honors advisor(s) on their individual honors project.

  2. Students will communicate with their academic advisor concerning continued honors classes.

  3. HN302 must be taken a minimum of two semesters and can be taken for an additional semester if the scope of the project warrants continuation.

  4. For students to continue in the Honors Program, they must receive approval of both the honors advisor(s) and the Honors Committee.

  5. The honors advisor(s) will directly oversee and guide the student. While all course arrangements are made between the student and the honors advisor(s), the student must continue to show visible progress in their plan of study.

  6. The student and honors advisor(s) should meet regularly throughout the course of the project to discuss concerns, progress, and expectations. It is important to maintain an open line of communication. 

  7. As with all research, the outcome may not turn out as expected. The goal of the Honors Program is to allow students the opportunity to engage in advanced studies; thus the process is just as important as the product.

  8. Each semester of HN302 is worth 2 credit hours. This means there is an expectation that the student is spending an amount of time in the course as if it were a regular course (if not more). The nature of inquiry means that there will be some weeks where little time is spent on the project and other times when the student will be spending all their spare time working on research. It is the honors advisor(s)'s responsibility to work with the student to determine the amount of time and the time distribution required for each project. 

  9. It is helpful to have concrete outcome goals established for each semester. In addition, you may want to establish a grading rubric to clearly delineate what is required for each course letter grade. 

  10. Students are required to attend Honors meetings as required by the committee.

  11. A professional attire and presentation style is required at the semester Status Report Meeting.



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